Re: Is Naftali often a Hebrew rendition to the Yiddish Hersh? #general


Joseph Hirschfield
 

Hersh is Yiddish and Tzvi and Naphtali are Hebrew--all refer to "deer". I
believe a Hebrew name on a gravestone is more commonly used. Sometimes a
person has both a Hebrew name and a Yiddish name and each is used in different
situations. Often a person has only a Yiddish name.

Joe Hirschfield
Portage, MI USA

HIRSCHFELD, LINDENBAUM, BUXBAUM-Gliniany, Skwarzawa, Sielec Bienkow GLINIANY
MINOVITSKY, MINOFF, TOBIASZ-Wysokae Litovsk, Brest-Litovsk-BELARUS

In a message dated 4/22/2018 Avraham Yehoshua Kahana writes:
In Pinchas Hersh KANO'z grave, I found, when expecting Pinchas Tzvi,
Pinchas Naftali instead.

I wonder if rendering Naftali for Hersh is a common "mistake" (I
assume the correct is Tzvi) ?

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